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New Glarus High School students post school-record advanced placement scores
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NEW GLARUS - The official Advanced Placement test results were released in July by CollegeBoard for the 2016-2017 school year, and New Glarus High School issued 59 Advanced Placement tests with final results showing a 90.7 percent pass rate.

The rate is an all-time high for New Glarus High School, topping the 80.5 percent pass rate from the 2013-14 school year. On a five-point scale, NGHS averaged a score of 3.5 for the 59 exams. To receive college credit, one must receive a three or higher on the five-point scale. Wisconsin averages a 68 percent pass rate for AP students.

Advanced Placement is one way in which New Glarus High School students receive credit. Students at New Glarus High School also can receive college credit through Project Lead the Way courses (Engineering, Biomedical, and Computer Science courses), and through Madison College courses. This year's Advanced Placement students received credit in AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science B, AP English Language and Composition, AP European History, AP Psychology, AP Statistics and AP US History. NGHS had three freshman students that received AP credit and four sophomore students that received credit.

Additionally, New Glarus High School had nine students who were recognized by CollegeBoard for their performance on AP tests. Christian Arnett, Ellawyn Fong, Sydney Stecha, Maria Thurow, and Olivia Woodmansee were recognized as AP Scholars. To be considered an AP Scholar, one must score a three or higher on at least three AP exams. Kyle Fredrickson, Jonathon Truttmann, and Galen Waddington were named as AP Scholars with Honors. To be named an AP Scholar with Honors, one must score a three or higher on at least four AP exams and have an average score of 3.25 or more. Levi Dearth was named an AP Scholar with Distinction, which is awarded to students who score a three or higher on at least five AP exams with an average score of over 3.5.